Rick Ross is taking his foot out of his mouth and apologizing for his recent sexist, misogynistic remarks about female artists.
Earlier this week, Ross suggested he hasn’t signed any ladies to Maybach Music Group because he would basically expect to get some booty after pouring energy and money into their career.
“You know I never did it because I always thought I would end up f**king the female rapper and f**king the business up,” he said on The Breakfast Club. “I’m so focused on my business, you know, I gotta be honest with you. She’s looking good, I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta f*ck a couple of times.”
Ross, who back in 2013 lost his deal with Reebok for rapping about rape, is now back pedaling and apologizing for offending his fans.
The rapper released a statement on Facebook addressing the “insensitive comment I made on a very sensitive issue, especially in a minority-dominated industry like hip-hop.”
He wrote, “My entire empire’s backbone is led by two of the strongest people I know, and they happen to be women, my mother and sister. The operations wouldn’t run without them, and I have the highest regard and respect for women in this industry. I have a daughter myself, my most cherished gift in the world.”
Ross continued, “My comment is not reflection of my beliefs on the issue. A mistake I regret. I hope to use my mistake, my platform and the community to create positive discussion to implement change on a very important issue. respect for the ones who stand up to say hey that isn’t right. Now it’s time to accept responsibility and all do better.”
He added, “I look forward to continue working with & supporting female artists. my discovery process was documented by vh1 on #signed which premiered last night. Many of the most talented artists you’ll see in the running to be the next #MMG superstars are female artists. I look forward to clarifying my comments through my support.”